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2011-03-21 09:29:00

MONTEREY, Calif., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CTB/McGraw-Hill, a leading provider of PreK-12 and adult education assessments, today announced the release of a case study documenting the value of the company's Acuity® InFormative Assessment(TM) solution. The study describes the San Bruno Park, Calif. School District's experience using Acuity® as a predictive assessment of student achievement on the California Standards Tests. Acuity has provided the...

2011-03-18 09:00:00

MCLEAN, Va., March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, at the Council of Great City Schools and USA TODAY Unite to Make a Difference Forum, Virginia Secretary of Education Gerard Robinson highlighted the work of four Loudoun County High School students who won top honors in a nationally-recognized, socially-networked, problem-solving game called InterroBang. The event, in which Secretary Robinson will be participating, will bring together the country's largest urban school districts,...

2011-03-09 10:08:00

MONTEREY, Calif., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CTB/McGraw-Hill, a leading provider of PreK-12 and adult education assessments, today announced the release of several new technology enhancements to the company's award-winning Acuity® InFormative Assessment(TM) solution. These enhancements provide educators with a deeper understanding of student achievement and progress in order to provide more personalized, targeted instruction. Developed in close collaboration with...

2011-02-17 09:59:00

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis., Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Renaissance Learning, a leading provider of technology-based school improvement and student assessment programs, announced STAR Enterprise, the enhanced versions of the STAR Reading, STAR Math, and STAR Early Literacy assessments. The additional functionalities of STAR Enterprise provide expanded skills-based testing for greater depth of assessment to assist educators in measuring student performance against state standards, including...

2011-02-15 13:11:00

DOVER, N.H., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Measured Progress has received a two-year, $1.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for the development of a teacher evaluation system that combines performance tasks with other measures of student achievement. The new system will specifically help inform the evaluation of teaching effectiveness in grades and subject areas not covered by federally mandated state accountability tests. The performance tasks or...

2011-01-26 10:29:00

MONTEREY, Calif., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CTB/McGraw-Hill, a leading provider of PreK-12 and adult education assessments, today announced that 2010 was an outstanding year for the company's Acuity® InFormative Assessment(TM) solution. In 2010 Acuity swept the industry with three significant awards - the CODiE Award for Best Student Assessment Solution, the Tech & Learning Magazine Award of Excellence, and the District Administration Readers' Choice Top 100...

2011-01-18 08:53:00

MONTEREY, Calif., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CTB/McGraw-Hill, a leading provider of PreK-12 and adult education assessments, today announced the results of a study documenting the effectiveness of the company's Acuity® InFormative Assessment(TM) solution. The Bayless School District, in St. Louis County, Missouri, implemented Acuity to support student achievement on the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP). Using data generated by the Acuity Predictive Assessments, which...

2011-01-18 08:53:00

MONTEREY, Calif., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CTB/McGraw-Hill's Acuity® InFormative Assessment(TM) solution has been designated a winner of Tech & Learning Magazine's 2010 Awards of Excellence. The prestigious 28 year-old awards program recognizes outstanding educational technology, including innovative applications and significant enhancements to proven educational tools. Acuity was selected by a panel of more than 30 educators, who tested more than 140 entries....

2010-12-16 13:42:00

MONTEREY, Calif., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- CTB/McGraw-Hill, a leading provider of PreK-12 and adult education assessments, today announced the completion of a webinar series designed to provide technical advice and design guidance for the development of state and local assessment programs. The webinar series, titled Performance Assessment for the Next Generation of State Assessments, focused on assessment relative to the Common Core State Standards, monitoring growth toward college...

2010-12-13 11:10:00

MONTEREY, Calif., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- CTB/McGraw-Hill, a leading provider of PreK-12 and adult education assessments, announced today that the Company's Acuity® InFormative Assessment(TM) solution was awarded District Administration Magazine's Readers' Choice Top 100 Products of 2010. The Readers' Choice awards recognize outstanding products that help educators teach more effectively. Award results are available at DistrictAdministration.com, and are featured in...


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